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Rega launches Elicit-R amp and Aria phono stage

Rega has confirmed details of two new products for summer 2013, the Elicit-R integrated amplifier and the Aria MM/MC phono stage.

The Elicit-R sports a new look, custom-designed case and boasts upgraded circuitry based around the excellent Brio-R amp.

Also new, and shipped with the Elicit-R, is Rega's Solaris system remote handset, which can control this amplifier and all the Rega R Series electronics.

The Elicit-R delivers 105 watts per channel into 8 ohms, has five line inputs, with one input also able to act as an MM phono stage with the flick of a switch.

If you don't want to use this phono stage, this set of inputs is also ideally suited for connecting more sensitive products, such as an external phono stage. There is also a tape loop, a direct input, a preamp out, and a single set of speaker terminals.

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The Rega Elicit-R comes in a black satin metal finish and is on sale now for £1498. Look out for our review in the not too distant future.

Also new from Rega is the Aria MM/MC phono amp. In the now familiar half-width case, the box houses dedicated MM and MC phono stages.

Offering a single set of RCA phono outputs alongside separate analogue inputs (and bespoke circuitry) for the two phono stages, the Aria is an "all analogue" amplifier with no digital circuitry.

The MC stage allows you to change the input sensitivity by 6dB via the back panel, while the MM stage sports individual power supplies for each channel for maximum efficiency.

Available in a black finish, the Rega Aria MM/MC phono stage is on sale now for £798.

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by Joe Cox

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.